OUR BELIEF – THE APOSTLES CREED
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead; and buried. The third day he arose from the dead’ he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church is a body of Christians who operate under God’s Word; and the Discipline of the AME Church, based on the principle that; “God is our Father, Christ is our Redeemer, and Man is our Brother.” A church dedicated to meeting the spiritual, economical, educational and social needs of its members and community through various ministries. Wayman Chapel is a church that creates and maintains a comfortable atmosphere where everyone is someone and Jesus Christ is Lord of all.
THE MEANING OF A.M.E.
The word African means that the church was organized by people of African descent and heritage. It does not mean that the church was founded in Africa, or that it was for persons of African descent only.
The church’s roots are of the family of Methodist churches. Methodism provides an orderly system of rules and regulations and places emphasis on a plain and simple gospel.
Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates. The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.